Lo, he comes with clouds descending (Burland) (Thomas Clark)

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  • (Posted 2015-05-15)  CPDL #35412:        (Sibelius 7)
Editor: Edmund Gooch (submitted 2015-05-15).   Score information: A4, 2 pages, 61 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: The order of parts in the source is Alto - Tenor - Air - Bass, with the Alto and Tenor parts given in the treble clef an octave above sounding pitch. Only the first verse of the text is given in the source: subsequent verses have here been added editorially.

General Information

Title: Lo, he comes with clouds descending
Composer: Thomas Clark
Title: Burland
Lyricist: Charles Wesley

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SacredHymn   Meter: 87. 87. 47

Language: English
Instruments: Basso continuo

First published: 1836 in The Congregational Harmonist, Book 4, No. 25, London, as tune 597 on p. 450
Description: This setting is attributed 'T. Clark' in The Congregational Harmonist, where it is marked with a crossed circle, a symbol used in that book to indicate 'originals' (i.e. tunes not previously published). The same text was previously set by Thomas Clark to a different tune, 'Driffield', in his collection A Second Set of Psalm and Hymn Tunes, London: (1806)

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at Lo, he comes with clouds descending.